Chronic illness: Have hope… but not too much of it

Hope is a great thing unless you are living for it. Then it is a very dangerous thing indeed. You want hope. Hopelessness is a horrible place to be. So hope is a very good thing to have. Just not to live on. Example of Too much hope with chronic pain Back in the day … Continue reading Chronic illness: Have hope… but not too much of it

The Companly App and site experiment

I have started an app on a basic concept. Socialization to combat isolation from chronic illness and disability. I took your basic dating platform so I could use that sort of algorithm and just made it into a social network for the chronically ill. This is the Site I made for it. With more details … Continue reading The Companly App and site experiment

Chronic pain and self-esteem

Self-esteem scores of the pain-prone patients were significantly lower than for the other three groups, who did not differ significantly from each other. The pain-prone patients were given a 12-week treatment programme involving psychological intervention. Further self-esteem scores were obtained for them and the controls. Treatment was associated with a significant increase in self-esteem for … Continue reading Chronic pain and self-esteem

Chronic migraines and suicide awareness

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide Awareness is a cause close to my heart as I have had a few attempts due to unmanaged chronic migraines. It is also Pain Awareness Month. And these go hand in hand with chronic migraines. It is a hard topic for me to write about. It brings back echoes … Continue reading Chronic migraines and suicide awareness